30 Aug 2006, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz
To go along with their agreement to broadcast Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports has redesigned and expanded its website. In the football realm, at least, they are attempting to compete with ESPN, SI, FOX, and CBS Sportsline. Now, while nobody should ever get the wrong impression -- FOXSports.com is by far the best NFL website out there, that Ned Macey guy is very interesting and that Mike Tanier guy is always funny -- NBC did make a nice move by hiring Tom Curran away from the Providence Journal-Bulletin to be their lead NFL writer.
25 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 1:37pm by stan
30 Aug 2006, 10:57am by P. Ryan Wilson
This has to be some kind of record. The Washington Redskins, in desperate need of punting help, signed Eddie Johnson to compete with Derrick Frost. After a morning workout, Johnson complained of a sore leg and the Redskins promptly cut him. I know what you're thinking -- I'm thinking the same thing: ROBO-PUNTER! ROBO-PUNTER! ROBO-PUNTER! Dan Snyder's got the money, so what's the hold up? And if you don't like that idea, how about putting Tom Cruise back there? Who wouldn't want to see that? (free registration/bugmenot required)
21 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2006, 6:57pm by Bobman
29 Aug 2006, 01:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson
If you're looking for your TMQ basketball fix, it's only 51 weeks away.
60 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 3:52pm by Wanker79
29 Aug 2006, 12:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I don't know if this will have any real effect on wins and losses, but Chad Pennington re-wins the starting job in New York. Also worth noting: Curtis Martin will start the year on the PUP list while Kevan Barlow, Derrick Blaylock and Cedric Houston share the carries.
8 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 4:50pm by Sean
29 Aug 2006, 09:49am by P. Ryan Wilson
We hope to post more college-related Extra Points this season and DJ Gallo's look at the top 20 Heisman candidates seems like as good a place to start as any.
8 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2006, 2:09pm by Kevin11
28 Aug 2006, 09:55pm by Aaron Schatz
On one hand, we seem to be in the middle of a paradigm shift when it comes to knee injuries. Carson Palmer, Braylon Edwards, Daunte Culpepper -- all these guys are coming back faster than anyone ever imagined. On the other hand, you have whatever is wrong with Domanick Davis, which nobody seems very clear about. But today, Gary Kubiak named sixth-round pick Wali Lundy as his starter and suggested that the Texans might cut Davis on Friday. It would truly be an astonishing turn of events.
47 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Mr Shush
28 Aug 2006, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz
The Raiders have taken Mike Tanier's biting criticism from PFP 2006 to heart and descended into total self-parody.
86 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 1:11pm by mactbone
28 Aug 2006, 06:44pm by Michael David Smith
I'm excited to let you know that AOL Sports has started up a new blog devoted to the NFL, and two Outsiders (Ryan Wilson and I) will be part of it. Ryan and I are covering league-wide issues, and we've got bloggers across the country devoted to individual teams. I hope you'll check it out, but don't worry, loyal Extra Points readers: Ryan and I will still be contributing here as well.
8 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2006, 5:36am by Robert Z.
28 Aug 2006, 05:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I guess the Eagles thought this made more sense than giving up two first-rounders for Deion Branch.
42 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 9:01pm by Harris
28 Aug 2006, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Is Kerry Collins a star quarterback? No. Is Kerry Collins better than Billy Volek at this point? Probably. It will take him a couple of weeks to learn the offense, but this is a good signing for the Titans. First, Collins gives them a better chance to make a surprise run at the playoffs if their defense comes together and takes a step forward. Second, it increases the chance that Vince Young will spend the year on the sidelines learning and improving.
24 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 12:22am by emcee fleshy (atl/sd)
This week: a bad coach gets paid, then insulted; a bad quarterback gets optimistic; another bad quarterbcak gets a cunning plan; a bad play gets Matt Ryan irked; a bad play gets burned; and Jets and Raiders fans get drunk.